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Poll: What kind of body mods do you have?

None... I'm just as nature intended! 32 (35%)
Just pierced ears.. 30 (33%)
Pierced nose 2 (2%)
Pierced eyebrow 0 (0%)
Pierced lip 0 (0%)
Pierced something else *wink* 1 (1%)
Tattoo 7 (8%)
Multiple piercings and/or tattoos 16 (18%)
I once sneaked up on Pete Best and PIERCED HIS BRAIN 3 (3%)
   Discussion: What kind of body mods do you have?
Jºnªthªn · 18 years, 8 months ago
Sally · 18 years, 8 months ago

four tattoos and 2 holes in each ear.


Kris 'engaged' Bedient Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
three tattoos and 2 holes in each ear plus multiple scarification sites.
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
the scars, I mean
nate... Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I, unfortunately, have a number of scars that I'm not a huge fan of.

I don't really mind them too much, since ... well, I would never change my past. I mean, what I've gone through in the past is what made me the happy and content person I am today.

That said, though, I've kinda wondered about the idea of removal of scars.
Anyone ever had that procedure done?

Nik Chaikin Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I like my scars, make for good stories and conversation starters, especialy the brain surgery one.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I have one where my ostomy was that looks like a second belly button. I used to be self conscious about it but now I'm used to it.

I'm crisscrossed with other scars but none of the others are very noticible
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 8 months ago
As I told the person who made up this poll, 75% of all pierced body parts fall off within 2 months.

Don't bother checking my facts, I made it up so I know it is true.
Bel the ever forgetful Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Made up facts are the best kind.
renita · 18 years, 8 months ago
one in each ear.

and my tongue.
nate... Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
mmmm... tongue piercings....

elfy, teacher of many Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
What did you vote?

I just clicked on the "nose ring" option. If I'd said "multiple piercings" then that's kind of misleading because I just have singles in the ears and one little nose piercing.
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
i voted "pierced something else" because yah, i thought that "multiple piercings was misleading.
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
funny. I have one in each tongue. and my ear.
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
my family demands 6 camels and 40 sheep.
Samantha · 18 years, 8 months ago
I have 4 earrings in each ear.. two tattoos.. aiming for a navel ring...

and as weird as it sounds.." I SNUCK up on Pete Best" is grammatically correct.
lawrence Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
"I sneaked up on Pete Best" is also grammatically correct.

And there's a reason 'snuck' sounds weird. It only came about recently (within the last 200 years, that is) and apparently originated in some regional dialects in the U.S. and slowly became more common throughout the country. 'Sneaked' is the original form and is still preferred by most people in formal writing, but depending on what you're writing for, the editors may not care.
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Thank you, Lawrence :)

"Snuck" for "sneaked" is one of my inner grammar pedant's pet peeves, right up there with "hung" for "hanged".
elfy, teacher of many Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
HUNG for "hanged" ??? I'm sorry, but that's nearly inexcuseable. I don't consider that a mere pet peeve, that's more like (IMHO) typing in, "I pray to god the father" without the capitalization.

My reasoning: It's about respect for humankind. Sure it's funny in a way because it brings to mind phrases such as "how's it hanging" or "is HE ever well hung!" ... ... you know what? maybe I should stop talking. It almost sounds like I'm a big language snob. I'm just a little language snob. :D
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I'm gonna god the father real good.

(I'm going to hide now)
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
"the stockings were hung from the chimney with care..."

in the context of that statment the word hung can be read as the past participle of the verb, OR as a decription of stocking/chimney relationship.

as for "well hung"
well, that designation goes back to the 1600's
1. a. Suspended, attached so as to hang down, etc.; see the vb. Often with qualification, as well, ill.

1663 F. HAWKINS Youth's Behav. 97 Annulet, a thing hung about the neck. 1678 Quack's Acad. 6 A Tongue well hung. 1771 SMOLLETT Humph. Cl. 26 June, The carriage is..well hung. 1894 Athenum 22 Sept. 393/2 In all hung window sashes means should be adopted to permit both the sashes being removed.

oh this is even better...
2. a. Furnished or decorated with hanging things.

1648 GAGE West Ind. 16 All her masts and tacklings hung with paper Lanthornes. 1791 Trans. Soc. Arts IX. 33 They [peas] grew rapidly and were very well hung. 1849 MACAULAY Hist. Eng. iii. I. 385 At the larger houses of entertainment were to be found beds hung with silk.

{dag}b. Having pendent organs. Obs.

1641 BEST Farm. Bks. (Surtees) 1 Hunge tuppes are such as have both the stones in the codde. c1645 HOWELL Lett. (1650) I. 32 They cut off his genitories, (and they say he was hung like an ass). 1685 Lond. Gaz. No. 1998/4 A large Hound Bitch..pretty well hung, all white.

have either of you ever said you have a "hang over"? SHAME! OR have you ever said you are "hung over" EVEN WORSE.

here we go. under the entry for "hang" v.

2. Past Tense.
({gamma}) 1 hangode, 2-4 hangede (4 -ude), 4- hanged. Orig. intr.; from 3- also trans. (the only form of pa. tense in 16th c. Bible versions, exc. occas. Tindale). Now only trans., in sense 3.

c1000 LFRIC Hom. II. 240 {Edh}a{edh}a Crist hangode on rode for ure alysednysse. c1200 Vices & Virtues 51 {Edh}e hali rode {edh}e Crist on hangede. c1205 LAY. 29559 Heo..nomen tailes of reh{ygh}en, and hangede on his cape. c1340 Cursor M. 19344 (Fairf.) {Th}e quilk {ygh}e hanged [Cott., Gtt. hang] with fals assise. a1350 Childh. Jesus 23 (Mtz.) Iesus hangude is picher on {th}e sonne beme. 1382 WYCLIF Matt. xxvii. 5 Goyinge awey he hangide [v.r. heeng, 1388 hongide] hym with a grane. 1539 BIBLE (Great) Matt. xxvii. 5 And went and hanged hym selfe. 18.. [see B. 3].


({iota}) 6- hung. trans. and intr. The current form.

1577 E. HOGAN in Hakluyt Voy. (1589) 157 Some of them..hung down their heads like dogs. 1597 DANIEL Civ. Wars VII. (R.), That which hung by more than by one nail. 1636 G. SANDYS Paraphr. Ps. (Cassell) [Thou] hung'st the solid earth in fleeting air. 1662 J. DAVIES tr. Olearius' Voy. Ambass. 49 They..hung about his neck some Pipes. Mod. I hung the pictures where they hung before.

3. Past Participle.

({epsilon}) 4- hanged. (Now only in sense 3.)

c1330 R. BRUNNE Chron. (1810) 50 Edrik was hanged on {th}e toure. 1377 LANGL. P. Pl. B. Prol. 176 {Th}o {th}e belle was ybou{ygh}t, and on {th}e bei{ygh}e hanged. 1413 Pilgr. Sowle (Caxton 1483) III. iii. 51 Hye bemes and long on which were many hanged. 1535 COVERDALE Hos. ii. 8 Which she hath hanged vpon Baal. 1610 SHAKES. Temp. I. i. 35 If he be not borne to be hang'd. 1626 BACON Sylva 319 The Apple hanged in the Smoak. 1703 MAUNDRELL Journ. Jerus. (1732) 143 There were also hang'd in the Wall two small Bells. 1703 MOXON Mech. Exerc. 202 When no weight is hanged to it. Mod. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered.

({kappa}) 6- hung. The current form.

1592 SHAKES. Ven. & Ad. 103 Over my altars hath he hung his lance. 1594 {emem} Rich. III, I. i. 6 Our bruised armes hung vp for Monuments. 1697 DRYDEN Virg. Georg. I. 214 Baits were hung on Hooks. a1898 [see B. 1].

good gracious, it stems from 1500s, and it's too "modern" for you? what? are you anti-greatvowelshift as well?

sorry, i'm an even bigger language snob ;) thank you historical linguistics 319.

lawrence Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I think what she meant was that there's a usage difference between hung and hanged. 'hanged' means 'killed by hanging'. otherwise, 'hung' is an appropriate (and, in fact, the only) past tense of 'hang'.
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
perhaps, but in that case, "hanged" is an archaic anomaly, an old "hang-on" of english-past.

which is fine as lon gas it persists, but seen in that light, it makes sense that eventually usage would shift until "hanged" joined the rest of the "hang" forms and became "hung".
lawrence Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
not at all. it would make perfect sense for the words to separate completely, too, as they pretty much already have. neither is necessarily more appropriate than the other, but 'hanged' sticking around and specifically meaning 'killed by hanging' is much more likely than it becoming 'hung'.
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
actually, neither is more likely than the other. languages do both of those things, fairly indescriminantly.

it's a case of analogy, and analogy drives a lot of language changes.

i'm not saying that it was bound to happen, but there's plenty of linguistic evidence that says that stuff like it happens fairly often. it's happened before in english. and it's happened in other languages.

does it always happen? no.

but as it is a change which is progressing, i will say only that there are grounds for the change, it does make sense.

if it didn't change, and each meaning retained a separate form, well, that would make sense too. languages do that too, hence "children" and "oxen" where in most cases the plural "-en" ending changed to "s"
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
look modern english only dates from about 500-600 years ago.
should we all still speak like shakespeare?

(middle english phased out from about 1400-1500)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
No way! I'm not using any of that hypermodern Shakespeare stuff. Chaucer was OK but a bit too radical for me. It is Old Enlglish all the way. If it is good enough for Beowulf then it is good enough for me.
Pacho Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Old Enlglish? Far too radical for my taste
renita Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Old English *PAH*

proto-germanic baby.

hell. screw that. i wanna go right back to proto-indo-european. I really miss those kw and gw clusters :p
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I'm a Basque girl.

Baque, Basque, baby.
zil · 18 years, 8 months ago

well I used to have 2 eyebrow peircings in my right eye brow and 4 holes in both of my ears and one in the cartilage nubin right at the opening of your ear canal... I was saving up for my tongue piercing when all of my piercings got simultaniously infected due to an auto-immune thing two hours later I had horrible abcesses and had to have an ER dr cut them out of me. rock on. not. bastard.

*sigh* I always wanted to be a pierced tatooed freak. now I have to settle for plan old freakdom.

sheryls Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
that's sort of what happened to my tongue piercing :( it was pretty horrific, i guess i had the beginnings of blood poisoning. or something o.O
goovie is married! · 18 years, 8 months ago
two holes in each ear, just like dawn schafer. :P
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
HAHAHA... Yeah, way to reference something from like, my elementary school years. Dawn Schafer rules, although, at the time, I preferred Mary Anne. Looking back, I think Claudia should have been my favorite. She was awesome.

I've got two in my left ear (regular and cartilage), one in the right, and a belly button that I like, never show off to anyone. It's still hot though. BTW, belly button should have totally been an option.
nate... Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
BTW, belly button should have totally been an option.

They're definitely sexy.

Phoenix · 18 years, 8 months ago
There was a time when I really wanted a tattoo but my favourite aunt (who is a doctor) showed me photos of tattoos 20 years after and I needed a drink and was talked out of it in a second...
goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
exactly why i've never gotten a tattoo, either. i've seen what they look like down the road, and i have no clue what i could possibly want, like, stamped on my body for the rest of my life. permanence is a scary idea.
Bender Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I angsted over the nose ring after I got it.

Like, crying angsted.
but that's jut the way i am.
ShrinkMan Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I also have none, and now I have been talked out of the tat that I've been saving for!

nate... · 18 years, 8 months ago
I have nothing pierced.... I've never even dyed my hair.

I do, however, paint my toenails. Does that count? ;)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Christine Lavin used to do people's nails with glitter polish before shows. As a lark I let her do mine once. Other men would have one finger, I did all of mine. I went to school, went to my other job, saw friends and family, and not one person noticed.
danced with Lazlo · 18 years, 8 months ago
How many girls here have no piercings whatsoever?

*raises hand*
Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Good Jewish girls (and boys) shouldn't have tattoos either...
ellen, formerly evil Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I don't have any piercings any more... so I voted for the Pete Best option ;)
Annika · 18 years, 8 months ago
I used to have eyebrow, tounge, nose and ears. Now I only have my nose and ears pierced.
Victoria · 18 years, 8 months ago
I have two earrings in my left earlobe and two in the cartilege, and four in the right lobe and an industrial. Plus a tattoo on my back, and I'll hopefully be getting another tattoo on my shoulder soon soon soon. I'd love to get it RIGHT NOW but figure that healing tattoo + rabies vaccination = maybe not so good.

But I want it NOWWWWW!
meh · 18 years, 8 months ago
*insert convoluted explaination of why I have nothing yet, can't really see myself ever getting anything pierced, but will eventually have at least one tattoo*
Eri · 18 years, 8 months ago
I've got a total of three cartiledge piercings, two 00-ga stretched lobes, a nose ring, and a something-else. I used to have my eyebrow pierced.
Annika Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I was thinking about getting a something else pierced, but I'm afraid...
nate... Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
I was thinking about getting my clit pierced....

zil Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Eri Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
Oh yeah, that'd be hot.
Pacho Back · 18 years, 8 months ago
"After experiencing chest pains, Vice President Dick Cheney
was rushed to George Washington University Medical Center. When
asked how Cheney's angina would affect the administration,
President Bush confidently told reporters, "Boys don't have

-Tina Fey
Bender · 18 years, 8 months ago
a confuddled situation with my ears...

and my nose.

I discovered the hard way that I have a nickel allergy. That was fun.

Everything's pretty much better now, though.

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